Me and the wife are just regular folks. I have a GED and the wife has a 2 year assoiciate degree in business management where we eek out a living in rural eastern North Carolina. We have never aspired to be wealthy nor had relatives that were, but we paid off the mortage on the home we moved in that was built in 1970 and we bought in 1977 after 3 second mortages--the worst one thanks to Huricaine Floyd in 1999. I drove an 03 Pathfinder and she has a 1999 RAV 4 with almost 180,000 miles, but it run and drives great---so why mess with a good thing, right? We pay our bills and enjoy the 2012 XR and she has her MX5 convertible and life is good.
I enjoy reading reading about all the new Indians and Magnums and think to myself--- ARE YOU FREAKING NUTS!!!!!!!! People are dropping $30,000 in motorcycles--- or very close to it!!!!!!!!! Who are these people????????? The Vic equipped as the picture shows with the speakers in the lids and custom paint has got to be close to that OTD---and the Road Master--slap a nice exhaust and a very few extras in there and you know you are north of $30,000 easy.
I have owned a ton of bikes over the years, but only 2 of them were new and they were both Hondas. I have discovered that you can get a year old ANYTHING with less than 2,000 miles for about 65-75% of new price. In 2006 I got my 06 Road King Custom with SE pipes and extra seat and goodies for $14,000--rode it for 2 years and sold it for almost the same amount. Bought a 3 year old Fatboy with less than 400 miles on it for 2/3s MSRP, got my 1 year old Kingpin with 1600 miles and my XR with 559 miles--all for about 70% of the cost of a new bike.
YES I AM CHEAP!!!! I KNOW IT. I can't help it. Sue me. I understand there are people out there who have lots of money. I cannot relate. Sorry
I wish I could
I really really wish I could.
It is hard for me to imagine spending more on a motorcycle than I paid for my house. I will let you guys do that and watch Craigslist in the next 3 or 4 years to see whats out there. In the meantime, I will read the posts and dream on....................................